Saudi Arabia, the UK, and US

We all share some things in common(Korova, MOA):

 Mr Howells told a conference ahead of a state visit by Saudi leader King Abdullah that the two states could unite around their “shared values”.

Well, we both take a rather lax approach to human rights, don’t we?

We could easily add the US in there.  And in Saudia Arabia’s frantic effort to be perceived as anti-terrorism, they’ve actually attacked the UK for their response to the July 2005 bombings.  Take a look at the language used (VOA, emphasis mine):

As to the global terrorist threat in general, King Abdullah told the BBC that it will take a long time to suppress.

“No, it has not been completely defeated and I believe strongly as I mentioned to you earlier, I believe and I have said so in my public comments, that it will take 20 to 30 years to defeat the scourge of terrorism with vigilant effort,” he said.

He’s following Bush’s rhetorical lead.  This will come in handy when he vehemently denies allegations of human rights abuse, that is if he even addresses them at all.

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